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Pliny The Elder - Russian River Brewing Company

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world-class

9,786 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 9,786
Reviews: 3,125
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 4,489
Gots: 1,450 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2003)
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale golden orange, one finger of white head, nice tight lace left on the glass. Smell is ripe with citrus, grapefruit, tangerine and orange are all present, some light pine note are present, white grape skins, nice malt profile is there as well, tons of hops and hop oils present. Taste is bursting with citrus fruit, grapefruit, lots of orange and tangerine, lots of hop bitterness, some pine in the finish, long drying finish, after a while the bitterness almost subsides into a complex balanced beer unlike anything I have tasted. Light-med carb, full body, lots of resiny oils, great feel, nice weight. Overall this is near perfection, ABV can not be tasted, very drinkable, certainly lives up to its reputation, absolutely outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 03:00:05 | More by peensteen
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Pliny The Elder from Russian River Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 9,786 ratings.